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Job satisfaction and mental health of Sri Lankan doctors

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dc.contributor.author Rodrigo, M.D.A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Dissanayake, A.U.G.I.P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Galhenage, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wijesinghe, S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Kuruppuarachchi, K.A.L.A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-29T09:42:55Z en_US
dc.date.available 2014-10-29T09:42:55Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.citation South Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2013; 3 (1): 14-17 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2012-8940 (print) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/2314 en_US
dc.description.abstract AIM: To measure job satisfaction and mental wellbeing among medical practitioners working in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka. METHODOLOGY: A cross sectional survey was conducted on randomly selected doctors working in three large hospitals in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka in 2008 and 2009. Warr, Cook, and Wall job satisfaction scale and the 12-item General Health Questionnaire were used respectively to measure job satisfaction and mental health wellbeing of doctors. RESULTS: A total of 172 doctors responded (response rate 28.6%). Average job satisfaction score was 47.8 (range- 10-70) and 43.6% of doctors reported high job satisfaction. Better remuneration (97.1%) and better working hours (44.8%) were identified as ways to improve job satisfaction. Average GHQ-12 score was 1.9 and less than 10% scored greater than 3. No doctor reported drinking daily or using recreational drugs. CONCLUSION: The response rate was low, thus preventing generalization of findings. The majority of doctors responding had good job satisfaction. en_US
dc.publisher SAARC Psychiatric Federation en_US
dc.title Job satisfaction and mental health of Sri Lankan doctors en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.department Psychiatry en_US
dc.creator.corporateauthor SAARC Psychiatric Federation en_US


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